WASHINGTON, D.C. — NJ Advance Media reports that the Senate confirmed former New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chairman Commission Chairman Raymond Martinez as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Martinez previously was commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and chairman of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Commission. He also worked in various roles in the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations.

As the country’s top commercial motor vehicle regulator, Administrator Martinez will oversee a multitude of issues ranging from a complete overhaul of CSA’s safety performance scoring program to the introduction of electronic logging devices. For the full story, click here.

"Congratulations to Administrator Martinez, who comes into this position with an impressive transportation background,” said American Bus Association President/CEO Peter Pantuso, CTIS, in a statement. “Representing the safest mode of surface transportation providing more than 600 million passenger trips, the American Bus Association looks forward to working closely with him to develop policies that will provide for a safe and efficient national transportation system that addresses interconnectivity to meet customer needs.”

"The safety of our passengers and the nation’s traveling public is always our highest priority," said United Motorcoach Association President/CEO Stacy Tetschner. "We stand ready to work with Administrator Martinez and his team to further reduce passenger carrier crashes and improve what is already an outstanding safety record for the industry.”

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